Question: Can You Own A Tiger In Louisiana?

These are legal to own as pets in the state of Louisiana, but a number of other animals are banned as pets and will cost you heavy fines for owning.

Polar bear (where would you even find one of these in Louisiana?!) Big cats like lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.

What pets are illegal in Louisiana?

Across the state, there is a ban on owning any of the following: Black Bears. Grizzly Bears. Polar Bears.

And the following ‘big cats’:

  • Tigers.
  • Lions.
  • Leopards.
  • Jaguars.
  • Cheetahs.
  • Cougars or Mountain Lions.
  • All the subspecies of the above listed.
  • Hybrids of the above listed species.

What states can you own a tiger?

Owning a pet tiger is considered legal or is unregulated in eight states, all of which have rather lax regulatory laws concerning animal rights in general: North Carolina, Alabama, Delaware, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Examples of Prohibited Animals
IowaWolf, hyena, leopard, bear, primate, crocodile, cobra, python
KansasLion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, bear, non-native venomous snake (exceptions apply)
Kentucky“Inherently dangerous exotic animals”: primate, tiger, lion, bear, alligator, honey badger (except those owned prior to 7/13/2005)

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Can I own a Fennec Fox in Louisiana?

Originally Answered: What are the laws for owning a fox as a pet in Louisiana? ? Sounds like it’s only legal for wildlife rehabbers. “Possessing wild animals without a permit is against state law. Furthermore, certatin species, such as migratory birds, are afforded additional protection under federal law.